Jim’s First Alert Forecast: Beauty day Monday; More to come this week

Rain chances will be minimal as we ring in the first week of October
First Alert Forecast October 2, 2023
Published: Oct. 1, 2023 at 6:48 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2023 at 7:26 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Heading into the final three months of 2023, we will begin to see average highs and low temperatures begin to decrease as we settle into the fall season. High pressure will anchor itself along the east coast bringing plenty of sunshine and low humidity levels through Thursday. Temperatures will be close to average, with daytime highs hovering near the 80 degree mark and overnight temperatures reaching the 50s.

Persistent onshore breezes and the King Tides may produce intense, north to south longshore currents and pockets of coastal flooding through Monday afternoon. A few areas along and south of Highway 12, including Dare and parts of Hyde counties are under a Coastal Flood Advisory until 2:00 p.m. Monday. These areas could see overwash and 1-3 ft inundation with minor flooding. The coastal flooding potential also extends to the Crystal Coast, with Carteret and Onslow counties also under a Coastal Flood Advisory until 2:00 p.m. Monday. 1-3 ft of coastal inundation and minor to localized flooding are possible

A cold front will approach eastern NC late Friday into early Saturday. The front will bring increasing cloud cover and rain chances plus, the first real shot of cooler air across the east. Highs behind the front will likely run in the 60s Sunday and Monday with overnight lows tumbling into the 40s.

Tropics still remain active, as both Philippe and Rina stay out to sea and pose no concerns for the ENC viewing area. Philippe is forecasted to become a low end category 1 hurricane and Rina will start to dissipate in the coming days as remnant low pressure.

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